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From countries refusing to send their national teams to Olympic Games, to consumers not buying baby formula, soda and gasoline from specific multinational corporations, boycotts are a basic tool of protest and activism. But what happens when choosing to boycott can legally cost you your job? A speech therapist in Texas, a news publisher in Arkansas and a lawyer in Arizona accidentally become foot soldiers in a little-known battle over the freedom of speech in the United States. Returning filmmaker Julia Bacha's (Encounter Point, Budrus) latest exposé reveals that 33 states have passed legislation designed to penalize individuals and companies that boycott Israel due to its human rights record. In fact, anti-boycott measures are on the rise across the country, creating a shockwave in First Amendment protection. Watch both Goliaths and Davids stand for their own and far-reaching rights in this illuminating look at the state of civil dis/obedience in America. Myrocia Watamaniuk

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Julia Bacha
  • Producer(s)

    • Suhad Babaa
    • Daniel J. Chalfen
  • Editor(s)

    • Flávia de Souza
    • Eric Daniel Metzgar
  • Cinematography

    • Amber Fares
    • Kelly West
  • Music

    • Nainita Desai
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